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New Orleans Jazz on the Charles Bridge in Prague.

Rebecca and Sunny in Wenceslas Square, Prague, Czech Republic. The National Museum is in the background. (photo taken by Bob Garrison)

Our Backgrounds

Rebecca D. Breeding

In college Rebecca majored in mathematics with a minor in physics. She graduated with a B.S. from the University of Richmond in Virginia. For most of her career Rebecca has worked in the field of data processing in both technical and managerial positions. She is retired from the International Business Machines, Inc. (IBM).

J. Ernest "Sunny" Breeding, Jr., Ph.D.

For a biographical sketch that appeared in the Slidell Sentry-News go here.


Simpson College, Indianola, IA (1956 - 1959), physics; Drake University, Des Moines, IA (1959 - 1960) physics, B.A.; University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (1960 - 1961), graduate physics; and Columbia University, New York City, NY (1965 - 1972 (jointly with NCSC below)) Ph.D., geophysics/physical oceanography.

Sunny and Rebecca with the Aguila Glacier in Agostini Sound, Chile.

Sunny and Rebecca with the Aguila Glacier in Agostini Sound, Chile near the southern point of South America. (photo taken by Dave Reed)

Professional Experience - Science

Research. Have conducted research at the Naval Coastal Systems Center (NCSC), Panama City, FL (1962 - 1978); Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY (1965 - 1970 (jointly with NCSC)); Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (1977 - 1979); Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech), Melbourne, FL (1979 - 1987); Naval Oceanographic Office, Stennis Space Center, MS (1988); and Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS (1988 - March 31, 1998).

Sunny and Rebecca in the Hall of Mirrors room in the Versailles Palace, France.

Sunny and Rebecca in the Hall of Mirrors room, Versailles Palace, France. (photo taken by Versailles Palace guide)

Teaching Experience - Science

Have taught at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Graduate Teaching Assistantship (1960 - 1961); Florida state University, Tallahassee, FL, Visiting Associate Professor of Oceanography (1977 - 1979); and Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), Melbourne, FL, Associate Professor of Oceanography and Ocean Engineering (1979 - 1987). Courses taught include graduate and undergraduate courses on subjects in physics, geophysics, physical oceanography, ocean engineering, and mathematical methods of physics. Headed the Physical Oceanography program and supervised graduate students.

Rebecca and Sunny in Central Park.

Rebecca and Sunny in Central Park, New York City. (Photo taken by Belle Darden)

Published papers. Have prepared technical laboratory reports and published papers in society proceedings and refereed journals. Have presented papers at numerous International conferences.

Professional societies. Have membership in the following societies: American Geophysical Union, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, American Meteorological Society, American Association of Physics Teachers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi (honorary), and Sigma Pi Sigma (honorary).

Experience - Photography

Photographer (1974 - )

Experience - Travel

Travel Consultant and owner World Class Travel & Tours (1994 - 2020)


Licensed amateur radio (ham) operator by the F.C.C.: WA4ULZ (radio call letters).

Biographical Listings

Listed in or have been listed in: American Men & Women of Science, Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Marquis Who's Who in America, and Marquis Who's in the World.

Rebecca and Sunny at Manuel Antonio National Park.

Rebecca and Sunny at Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica bordering the Pacific Ocean. (Photo taken by Naturalist guide Andres)


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